It is gone

It is gone,

and all these leaden regrets

sit in yesterdays

and dwell

heavy in memories

that can be tugged up

painfully

from the cold bottom

of a well.

 

But there is

no retraction

or returning.

Time,

in its unrelenting way,

moves forward

always and

ever on.

 

 

Draft 12/9/2015

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